R-Type Final 2 Development Information February 2020

The following information has been updated for February 2020:

  1. Crowdfunding Backers' Dedicated Website "Team R-Type Final 2" Has Launched
  2. Development Progress Report
  3. Remake stage of "R-Type Leo"
  4. Communications with the Backers of Higher-priced Rewards

Crowdfunding Backers' Dedicated Website "Team R-Type Final 2" Has Launched

At the end of December 2019, we launched a website called "Team R-Type Final 2" dedicated to the backers of our crowdfunding campaigns.
We have sent an invitation email for each one of the backers to the email address he or she registered with Kickstarter or PayPal. If there is anyone who has not received such email, please contact our help desk (https://www.granzellagames.com/contact/) by email.

On the "Team R-Type Final 2" website, you can select the content of your reward, register your shipping address, and so on. Also, there will be exclusive digital content (screenshots and videos) to be available and polls. These are part of measures we come up with to leverage this hub to create "R-Type Final 2" hand in hand with all of our backers.
If you have not logged in to "Team R-Type Final 2" yet, please do so. We are waiting for you there.

We look forward to your continued support for "R-Type Final 2" and Granzella.

Development Progress Report

We are currently working on creating multiple stages in parallel with making and adjusting the trial version stage.
Also, we are tuning up the customized screen of the player ship.

▲This is a screenshot of the HANGER where you can customize your ships.

These are now under development. Please note that the retail version may differ from them.

Remake Stage of "R-Type Leo"

We conducted a poll on a stage of "R-Type Leo" to be reproduced, which was set as the stretch goal of US$1,000,000. Here is the result:

1 Stage 1 PARADISE PLANET 37.9%
2 Stage 4 FLOATING CONTINENT 24.2%
3 Stage 3 TROPICAL FOREST 20.8%
4 Stage 6 CORE OF THE PLANET 10.3%
5 Stage 2 RED-HOT DESERT 3.4%
6 Stage 5 INSIDE OF RUINS 3.4%

As for "R-Type Leo", approximately 80% of the votes were split among the top three stages. Each of them enjoyed popularity. Thank you all for participating in the survey.

By taking the balance with other remake stages into consideration, one of the stages that ranked high in the above poll will be reproduced with the latest technology and will be included as an additional stage. We will let you know as soon as we confirm the stage, so please be patient until then.

Communications with the Backers of Higher-priced Rewards

We would like to reach out to the backers who have pledged for the following higher-priced reward tiers by the end of February 2020 on the website of Team R-Type Final 2. We will then inform you of what information we will need to collect from you, such as the details and designs of the relevant reward items, as well as sharing you with the production schedule.

  • Pledge ¥110,000 or more
    SPECIAL 2 (DECAL DESIGNED BY YOU)
  • Pledge ¥275,000 or more
    SPECIAL 3 (ORIGINAL STARTING SEQUENCE)
  • Pledge ¥550,000 or more
    SPECIAL 4 (ORIGINAL BYDO CREATED BY YOU) *Bydo is an enemy character
  • Pledge ¥825,000 or more
    SPECIAL 5 (EXCLUSIVE Missiles, Wave Cannon, and their naming rights)
  • Pledge ¥1,100,000 or more
    SPECIAL 6 (EXCLUSIVE R-CRAFT & FORCE, and their naming rights)

We will start contacting the backers who supported the above tiers from March 2020 onwards. In the meantime, please enjoy yourselves thinking about the designs of your rewards.

Cover Image of the Month and the Next Update

■ Cover Image of the Month

The cover image of this month features R-9A Arrow Head fighting against an enemy equipped with Wave Cannon.
One of the best things about R-Type is that you can fire your Wave Cannon while dodging through the energy body continuously blasted almost without charging from the enemy's Wave Cannon.

■ Next Update

We are sorry again for the delay in reporting the update. Next time we will be able to update the information sometime in late March. As for the new trailer, which we planned to release in January, is currently undergoing final adjustments. We are sorry to have kept you waiting. We will release the video once it is ready.